Star Trek: Discovery cast on what it's really like to work with Klingons
Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Yeoh, and more talk the reverent, fearsome characters.
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The Klingons are going through a few changes in Star Trek: Discovery, as showrunner Aaron Harberts already explained. While we’ll see how fans react to the updated design, Sonequa Martin-Green told EW, “I love working with the Klingons. They have such a reverence. It makes for really amazing moments.”
Green and her fellow cast members discussed the classic Trek aliens for our cover story on the CBS All Access drama, which takes place during a Federation-Klingon Cold War that predates the original television series. “When they emerge out, it’s quite menacing,” Michelle Yeoh, playing Captain Georgiou, said. “You take a few steps back and go, ‘Okay, I don’t wanna mess with that.’”
According to Doug Jones, playing prosthetic-heavy character Lt. Saru, the Klingon makeup is “a bit heavier, a bit thicker, and a bit more cumbersome.” So much so, in fact, that Shazad Latif (Lt. Tyler) recalls how the actors are forced to sip shakes through straws.
Star Trek: Discovery premieres this Sep. 24 on CBS before shifting to CBS All Access.